USMC Sniper Engages Taliban With Barrett M107 .50 Cal Rifle
These young men of the USMC 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, are some of the fiercest fighters in the world and I salute each and every one of them. We owe these young men a debt that we can’t possibly repay. Being a Veteran myself, I see these young men at my local VA Hospital. Some are able to walk on their legs, some are in wheelchairs and sometimes they have no legs. Those are the ones sitting quietly, with a 1000 yard stare, not saying a word. Those are the ones I walk up to, shake their hands and say “Thank You” to. They are usually shocked, because that bit of kindness is something they aren’t used to.
The video below was uploaded on YouTube September 20th, 2011. 1st Reconnaissance Battalion engage insurgents in Sangin, Afghanistan, 11/19/2010 as part of the counter insurgency ops. Marines are using a suppressed M4 with M203 greanade launcher, and a sniper uses a Barrett .50 caliber rifle.
Here is the RECON CREED:
Realizing it is my choice and my choice alone
to be a Reconnaissance Marine,
I accept all challenges involved with this profession.
Forever shall I strive to maintain the tremendous reputation
of those who went before me.
Exceeding beyond the limitations
set down by others shall be my goal.
Sacrificing personal comforts and dedicating myself
to the completion of the reconnaissance mission shall be my life.
Physical fitness, mental attitude, and high ethics —
The title of Recon Marine is my honor.
Conquering all obstacles, both large and small,
I shall never quit.
To quit, to surrender, to give up is to fail.
To be a Recon Marine is to surpass failure;
To overcome, to adapt and to do whatever it takes
to complete the mission.
On the battlefield, as in all areas of life,
I shall stand tall above the competition.
Through professional pride, integrity, and teamwork,
I shall be the example
for all Marines to emulate.
Never shall I forget the principles
I accepted to become a Recon Marine.
Honor, Perseverance, Spirit and Heart.
A Recon Marine can speak without saying a word
and achieve what others can only imagine.
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